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ART-100 & 106: Research Projects

Finding books

When using Quick Search or the library's eBook databases to find books, try some of these subject terms:

Types of art:

  • architecture
  • acrylic painting
  • animation
  • calligraphy
  • ceramics
  • cinematography
  • comic books
  • drawing
  • film
  • graphic design
  • graphic novels
  • masonry
  • mosaics
  • motion pictures  
  • mural painting
  • painting
  • pastel drawing
  • photography
  • posters
  • pottery
  • prints
  • quilting
  • sculpture
  • skyscrapers
  • typography
  • watercolor painting
  • weaving
  • woodwork

Specific artists:

  • ​​henri de toulouse-lautrec​
  • leonardo da vinci
  • mary cassatt
  • michelangelo
  • pablo picasso
  • salvador dali
  • steven spielberg
  • vincent van gogh
  • andy warhol
  • annie leibovitz
  • claude monet
  • ​edgar degas
  • ​federico fellini
  • frank lloyd wright
  • frida kahlo​​
  • georgia o'keeffe

Specific movements, regions, time periods:

  • 18th century
  • abstract art
  • african art
  • baroque art
  • greek sculpture
  • impressionism art
  • india motion pictures
  • japanese art
  • modern art
  • pop art
  • realism art
  • renaissance art
  • roman architecture
  • surrealism art


If you click on any Reynolds Libraries eBook link or eBook database link from off-campus, you will be prompted with a Virginia's Community Colleges login screen. Use your My Reynolds username & multifactor authentication (MFA) to access any of the library databases from off-campus. 

  1. From the Virginia's Community Colleges login screen, enter your username then click on the Go button.
  2. When prompted, enter your Authorizing PIN number on your mobile phone.

If you cannot login from off campus, email or call 804.523.5211 - or - 523-5220.

ProQuest Central eBooks Note: If you are accessing a ProQuest Central eBook from ON or OFF campus, you will be prompted with a Virginia's Community Colleges login screen. If you are accessing a ProQuest Central eBook from the library catalog, you will also be prompted to select your institution, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

You can browse the following Library of Congress (LC) call number ranges in our library to find print books to check out:

  • N Fine Arts (General)
  • NA Architecture
  • NB Sculpture
  • NC Drawing, Graphic Arts
  • ND Painting
  • NK Decorative Arts